Bankers diversify their mentoring portfolio to include young researchers

Every day we see the powerful value that women bring to our own business. As an employer of choice for women we are also a significant supporter of women across diverse industry sectors including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We know that more women in business means more points of view, more depth of … More Bankers diversify their mentoring portfolio to include young researchers

Why I left research — and what would have made me and other women stay

I read a brilliant article this month by my very talented friend Dr Darren Saunders on “What can men do to stem the exodus of women from science?”. Many points in his article I found quite sobering, particularly that women comprise more than half of science PhD graduates and early career researchers but just 17% … More Why I left research — and what would have made me and other women stay

The Value of Mentoring

Trainees in science often express the need for ‘a mentor’. What does this mean and what should mentees and mentors expect? What is a mentor? The Macquarie dictionary definition is ‘a wise and trusted counsellor’. A mentor is someone with more experience, often older (although not always), who helps and guides another individual’s development. This … More The Value of Mentoring

Take the Challenge: Calling All Women STEM Entrepreneurs

It’s a New Year. Full of potential. Why not do something different? Take the challenge!! Michelle Gallaher, co-founder of Women in Science AUSTRALIA shares her vision and goals for 2015 – and invites you to get on board!! A few months ago I quit a brilliant job to start my own company. As the news … More Take the Challenge: Calling All Women STEM Entrepreneurs